Equal Access Tours

Guided Walk Reservations

To make reservations for the Elephant Seal Guided Walks visit ReserveCalifornia or call 1-800-444-4445. International Reservations 518-218-5078

Reservations for Public Walks go on sale October 20. Reservations for school group walks go on sale November 6. 

Call Center Hours: Daily 8am - 6pm.

ReserveCalifornia is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

There are no ticket refunds or exchanges for cancellations, no shows, weather, or late arrivals. Refunds are issued only when the park staff must cancel a walk. As much notice as possible will be given in the event of a cancellation.


Persons requiring mobility assistance may make reservations
for special docent-led Equal Access Guided Walks.

EA Tour with docent

 

To accommodate visitors who require mobile assistance, the park offers a 2-hour tour for visitors to access the natural preserve and view the elephant seals. Qualified persons include those that require mobility assistance and cannot walk the 3-mile hike on the Año Nuevo Point Trail. An ADA wheelchair accessible van transports visitors to an accessible boardwalk that leads to where the elephant seals may be seen. Each person in need of mobility assistance may bring up to 3 additional people on the tour.

What Should I Bring on the Tour? 

Elephant seal tours are conducted rain or shine. Winter weather can be very cold and windy, even on sunny summer days. 

Rain is frequent and the trail may be muddy with small puddles.

  • Visitors should bring hooded rain gear,a warm jacket, layered clothing, and sturdy walking shoes. 
  • Cameras and binoculars are welcome!
  • For safety reasons, use of umbrellas are not permitted on the tours. 
  • No food is allowed on the tour, but you may picnic in designated areas before or after the guided tour.
  • Pets are not allowed in the park and cannot be left inside parked vehicles in the parking lot.
  • Three guests are allowed with each person qualifying for an EA Guided Tour